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home from afghanistan and shared what independence day means to him. >>> an escort for a u.s. marine. riley walter, his hometown street filled with family and friends. in the driveway a hand shape and a hug from dad. >> probably the proudest guy in town right now. >> reporter: and a long awaited kiss from his high school sweetheart. >> it was one of the greatest feelings, just being home. i'm just really glad to be home. >> reporter: riley welter comes home on a holiday weekend when the nation is said to celebrate the red, white and blue. and this young 19-year-old man knows even more now the importance of independence day. >> it makes me more proud, it love serving this country, our great nation. we were doing great things over there. >> your service, our freedom. >> reporter: patriot writer penat is a veteran himself with a son of his own in the service. >> we need to celebrate more as far as old glory, the red white and blue. god bless america, you are here in the land of the free. because of the brave. >> lance corporal walter served seven months in afghanistan, second batallion.
chief told the troops he is fully focused on the war in afghanistan and on defeating al- qaida. panetta replaces robert gates who retired yesterday. >>> as congress struggles to reduce the nation's massive degrees massive deficit, the white house is eyeing the defense department. president obama has proposed cutting $500 million from the pentagon. new weapons systems could be in jeopardy. >> these include a new nuclear submarine for the navy, they include a new bomber for the air force. i think there's aircraft carriers out there that gates himself have said we probably don't need. >> in an opinion piece, donald rumsfeld said president obama's proposed defense cuts would be a quote grievous mistakes. >>> under the new rules, employees can listen to music and read while on duty if traffic permits. they can also request to take a leave if they're too tired to work. the new rules are part of an agreement between the federal aviation administration and the air traffic controllers union after several controllers were caught napping on the job. >>> a lot of commuters made other plans after t
. 60s by the coast. eveny. then sunny, breezy. high low 90s far inland. >>> overnight in afghanistan 18 civilians were killed in a roadside bomb. that includes children riding in a mini bus. it happened in the southern province. afghan police said insurgents fired at them when they investigated that explosion. violence is up 15% so far this year. >>> the commander of libya's rebel army was assassinated in ben gallons disci. two senior officers were also killed. he defected to the rebels side. it's not clear if government troops killed him or if he was killed as part of a pour struggle. >>> another day of talks are scheduled. these -- this is the north korean diplomat. they're looking for signs that north korea is willing to take irreversible steps. >>> they will finished cutting down a marijuana farm today. authorities raided the farm in sanger, 20 miles outside of fresno. it is being called one of the largest marijuana farms in the area. so far 50 people have been arrested. the growth site is less then a mile away from an elementary school. >>> a santa rosa man is in jail accused of se
battle in washington can be felt all the way to afghanistan. admiral nolan is visiting american troops in kandahar. the first question they had for him, if the government defaults will they still receive their paychecks. >> admiral mullen urged service members to email their senators and representatives. he says the taliban may try to regain lost ground during the islamic period of ramadan, beginning tomorrow. >>> an update to the story we told but yesterday. the military has released this photo of an ak-47 assault rifle. it's one of the weapons obtained from port millton. someone earlier this month, swiped more than two dozen assault rifles. most of which are still missing. an undisclosed number of people have been arrested, but investigators are looking for more suspects. >>> new this morning, four people are dead after two small planes collided over alaska. it happened yesterday, about 80 miles north of anchorage. authorities initially said at least two people were killed, and later announced four confirmed deaths. one of the planes burst into flames on impact, and crashed. the othe
claim responsibility for that attack. >>> three nato troops were killed in eastern afghanistan today. nato has not identified the nationalities of the troops killed. most of the troops in the east are american. >>> a group of teenagers leave for japan today from san francisco as part of a special exchange program. 32 high school students from around the u.s. were invited to study the japanese language and culture. it's in memory of two american teachers that were killed in the earthquake and tsunami. students are already brushing up on their japanese. [speaking in foreign language] >> i'm sorry. >> what did you just say? >> i said greeting for hello and good afternoon. >> the students will stay with families in osaka immersing themselves in the culture for the next two weeks. >>> let's go over to tara. she has word of an accident in oakland. >> we have a car that crashed into a house that is off of market and west street. it's actually underneath the 580 overpass. we have a crew on the way and we'll bring you live pictures later in our show. right now let's take a look at highway 4 t
13 fighters in afghanistan. the shootout ended after a nato air strike. there are no coalition casualties. nato forces say insurgents were hiding out in a school building. >>> the man nicknamed the butcher of brooklyn is undergoing an see valuation. authorities say he suffocated an 8-year-old, and stuffed body parts in a refrigerator and dumpster. investigators are looking into whether he may have committed similar crimes elsewhere. his ex-wife says he lived in memphis, and little rock before moving to new york. >> i'm more saddened about the tragedy of the little boy, and my whole heart and soul goes out to his family. >> a neighbor of aaron accuses him of trying to kidnap her son, but she says she scared him away. >>> a gunshot victim tries to spare the life of the man who pulled the trigger. the shooting left him partially blind. right now, the shooter is on death row, he was convicted of kiln an islamic man following the september 11 attacks. >> if mark is given a chance to live, i believe he will become a spokesperson. >> he says he is a changed man, and has apologized for
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